On October 15, the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station and the USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine Division reported a positive identification of an adult spotted lanternfly, (Lycoma delicatula), found in Southbury, CT . The spotted lanternfly is an invasive plant hopper that was first reported in the USA in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014.
The spotted lanternfly poses a risk to grape and tree fruit industries in Connecticut. If you suspect you have found a spotted lanternfly, send an email with images to ReportSLF@ct.gov. Save the specimen until you’ve received an identification, and then destroy it.
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